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05/27/2005
Information Sessions Set for Engineering Technician Training Program at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, May 27, 2005

Three information sessions will take place in June for a new one-year training program designed for those interested in finding careers as NICET Level I highway inspectors.

Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute will offer the one-year Engineering Technician Training Program beginning August 1, 2005. The course is being offered in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation.

The one-hour information sessions for prospective students will take place:

  • Thursday, June 2 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Schenectady County Job Training (One-Stop), 433 State Street, Center City.
  • Wednesday, June 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College, Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Meeting Room #1.
  • Tuesday, June 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Albany Extension Center, 175 Central Avenue, 4th Floor.

The Engineering Technician Training Program will include basic skills training as well as non-credit courses from the college specifically designed to prepare students for the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level I exam.

Financial aid may be available to qualified applicants. For more information or to register for the information session, call Debra Kowalski at (518) 629-4853.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.